Cooking Classes in Hackensack

Cooking Class for One or Two at Conrad Gallagher Food (Up to 48% Off)

Conrad Gallagher Food

Clinton

$95 $55

Three-hour cooking classes taught by a Michelin-recognized chef focus on Italian dishes, gourmet cooking, or brunch, among other subjects

Turkish Cooking Class for One, Two, or Four at Turkish Cultural Center Queens (Up to 52% Off)

Turkish Cultural Center Queens

Sunnyside

$25 $12

Participants learn how to cook traditional Turkish cuisine, and they get to sample their creations in cooking classes

Two-Hour Gelato-Making Class for One or Two with Take-Home Gelato at Mia Chef Gelateria (Up to 59% Off)

Mia Chef Gelateria

Kips Bay

$120 $59

Frozen-dessert experts teach centuries-old methods of gelato alchemy; students create four custom flavors and take home pints of each

$29 for $52 Worth of Cupcakes at The Royal Cake Design Studio

The Royal Cake Design Studio

Newark

$52 $29

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$149 for a Full Bartending Course at The Academy of Professional Bartending School ($295 Value)

The Academy of Professional Bartending School

Downtown New Rochelle

$295 $149

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The instructors treat bartending like an art form

Organic Brunch Class and Three-Course Brunch for One, Two, or Four at Human@ease (Up to 53% Off)

Human@ease

Greenpoint

$40 $19

Learn healthy, organic brunch recipes and general nutrition tips while you enjoy a decadent meal with coffee and tea

Greek Cooking Class for One or Two with Dinner and Drinks at Ethos Gallery (Up to 54% Off)

Ethos Gallery

Midtown East

$115 $55

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Learn how to cook authentic Greek meals with organic ingredients and locally sourced produce

French Pastry or Culinary Class for One, Two, or Four at French'Encas (Up to 59% Off)

French'Encas

Tribeca

$200 $99

French pastry and culinary chef teaches students to make classics such as macarons, tarts, and savory quiches in a commercial kitchen

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John Gizzi and Diann Greco, the American Wine Society?certified wine judges at Make Wine With Us, teach wine aficionados to create their own wines using grapes harvested in Californian and Chilean vineyards. At the start of the nine-month process (California grapes in the fall, Chile grapes in the spring), winemakers-to-be assemble with fellow enthusiasts to learn the intricacies of the trade. Patrons learn to crush and destem grapes in a machine called a crusher-destemmer, named after the device's favorite Germanic metal band. Following the crushing process, a hydraulic press forces juice into barrels, where it shall remain until the conclusion of its sweet, sweet metamorphosis.

At the end of the nine-month period, newly minted winemakers lean on family and friends to fill, cork, and custom-label the finished product. Budding vintners then tote home their vintages to share with family, friends, and robot butlers with built-in carafes.

21 Currie Ave
Wallington,
NJ
US

At Ridgewood Culinary Studio, small class sizes and a playful, hands-on approach to cooking empower students of all ages to confidently make meals from scratch. In addition to teaching youngsters basic skills such as kitchen safety and how to get out of dishwashing duty, instructors inspire adult gourmands with classes on grilling, barbecuing, and other types of cuisine. Regardless of the class or age group, instructors emphasize mindful eating habits and nutritious recipes. The commercial kitchen also plays host to summer camps, birthday parties, and business-building classes.

223 Chestnut St
Ridgewood,
NJ
US

Inside the kitchen of Marcello’s, teardrop chandeliers cast their warm gaze over copper cookware and a dining table that wraps around the stove. Here, Chef Marcello sheds light on the techniques of preparing Italian cuisine during cooking classes and private parties. In such events, up to 12 guests can sip wine while he picks recipes secretly stored in his chef’s hat and demonstrates how to assemble artful dishes, which may include risotto with chicken and spinach or pasta with fresh tomato mozzarella and basil. Although the private dining experience is the easiest way to witness Chef Marcello’s passion for sharing the cuisine of his native Italy, guests can also enjoy his dynamic entrees without front-row seats at the chef’s table. In the restaurant’s dining room, floor-to-ceiling murals depict the Tuscan countryside and ferns adorn honey-colored walls as diners anticipate hearty meals. Atop crisp white tablecloths, servers present platters of housemade pastas and veal prepared seven ways. The knowledgeable staff is also happy to recommend pairings from the vast Italian wine list.

21 Lafayette Ave.
Suffern,
NY
US

Le Gourmet Factory is a 6,000-square-foot culinary haven, encompassing seven new professional-grade kitchens?some of which are decked out in chrome, and some cloaked in electric yellow. Though they look flashy, their main purpose is function, as they are designed with input from renowned chefs and stocked with top-of-the-line tools and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Here, a team of top-notch professional chefs teaches fledgling cooks their trade in a variety of cooking classes. They lead guests in making pasta, whisking stellar sauces, and creating truffles without ever venturing into a dark and scary chocolate forest. Many classes focus on creating healthy or gluten-free eats, or cover themes such as Girls Night Out and Cooking with Dad. In addition to classes, the school hosts parties and corporate events, and the facility has an IKEA-designed lounge for relaxing before or after classes and events.

176 South Van Brunt Street
Englewood,
NJ
US

Jerome Chang, the mastermind behind the much-lauded DessertTruck, gave his desserts a grounded home at Cathcart & Reddy, a café on the Lower East Side that sells many of the truck’s wares while expanding its purview. Run by Chang and two pastry chefs, all credited in their New York magazine listing as Le Cirque school alumni, the truck was nominated for two Vendy Awards and received heavy attention in a New York Times feature on dessert trucks for gourmet sweets that include chocolate bread pudding, vanilla crème brûlée, and french macaroons. The café also sells pressed sandwiches with mellifluous fillings such as goat cheese with caramelized almonds, thyme, and apricot jam, or domestic serrano ham with manchego, roasted garlic, and pine nuts.

When not slinging sweets behind the counter, staffers can be found in the kitchen, baking new batches of desserts or hosting workshops for aspiring chefs. Scheduled every few days throughout each month, the classes teach patrons kitchen secrets such as how to craft perfect soufflés and macaroons or gauge a cook’s feelings by the color of his chef’s hat.

6 Clinton St
New York,
NY
US

Simon Herfray, a French native hailing from the Vend?e region, is a master's-degree-certified pastry chef and baker. He's whisked and sculpted fine treats for esteemed establishments in the London and New York culinary scenes?Aubaine and Bluebird in South Kensington, Falai and Caf? M Studio in Manhattan, and Bacchus Bistro and La D?fense Bistro in Brooklyn.

At French'Encas, Simon directs his world-class sweetmeat techniques toward kitchens full of apron-wearing students and in-disguise dentists. Whether it's their first or hundredth time gripping pastry bags and whisks, attendees handcraft their very own macarons, chocolate-lemon tarts, chocolate fondant, and full quiche lorraine meals. Some classes cater to advanced students, some cover basics, and others suit all skill levels. And when not instructing students, Simon and his team whip up treats for parties and other events.

59 Franklin St.
New York,
NY
US